Tuesday, January 26, 2010
You've heard of speed dating? Well this is the results of speed sketching...a fun exercise undertaken by my drawing class last week. In an effort to get students to loosen up in their new sketchbooks, I had everyone lay 3 objects out on their desk. They drew these objects until I called 'time'...at which point they left their sketchbook and traveled to another student's desk to pick up on the drawing where the previous sketcher left off. After 5 or 6 more switches students were able to go back to their own desks and see the results of the collaboration.
I love what resulted in my own sketchbook! I'm intrigued by how the style of the first drawer, influenced the sketches of others. For instance, if someone begin in a tight and precise manner, all the subsequent drawings in that book would be tight and precise.
I later decided to add watercolors (which I haven't used in forever!) to the sketch in preparation for a demo I did the medium this morning. Stay tuned for more on this.